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Old friend gets a stone (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

opal

'a stone' is the definition.
(thesaurus)

'old friend' is the wordplay.
'old' becomes 'o' (common abbreviation eg in OE for Old English).
'friend' becomes 'pal' (pal is a kind of friend).
'o'+'pal'='OPAL'

'gets' is the link.

(Other definitions for opal that I've seen before include "Type of gem", "Milky white gem", "Delicately-coloured gem", "Precious stone", "Semi-transparent gemstone".)

I've seen this clue in Mirror.
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